Books: Universal Cult

BHAGAVADGITA, The Song of God—translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood —Marcel Rodd Co. ($1.50).

Ten years ago Christopher Isherwood was one of the most promising of younger English novelists, and a member of the radical, pacifist literary set sometimes known as "the Auden circle." Now, thinking seriously of becoming a swami (religious teacher), he is studying in a Hindu temple in Hollywood, Calif.

Much-traveled Author Isherwood's early novel, The Last of Mr. Norris (TIME, May 20, 1935), was a grisly, eyewitness account of British pro-Nazis in Berlin. His Journey to a War...

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